[pulseaudio-discuss] Using pulseaudio with speakup
tanuk at iki.fi
Fri Jan 1 18:18:24 PST 2010
la, 2010-01-02 kello 02:56 +0100, Markus Rechberger kirjoitti:
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 2:21 AM, Tanu Kaskinen <tanuk at iki.fi> wrote:
> > pe, 2010-01-01 kello 16:58 -0500, Bill Cox kirjoitti:
> >> Anyone out there every get hacked because you shared the Alsa back-end
> >> with another user? Anyone?
> > I don't think anyone is going to get hacked because of this - it's
> > rather rare that you say your passwords aloud. Instead of hacking issue,
> > it's a privacy issue on shared machines. You can try arguing against
> > that as long as nobody reports real cases of eavesdropping, but I think
> > this is a rather obvious problem...
> Can you point out to a few requests where people had serious issues
> with shared audio access during the last 10 years, other unix systems
> get along quite fine with shared support. The hacking argument is just
> nonsense, I highly doubt that it has any relevance for real.
No, I can't point out such requests. I answered your question even
before you asked it, and you even quoted the answer:
"You can try arguing against that as long as nobody reports real cases
of eavesdropping, but I think this is a rather obvious problem."
Obviously you don't think it's so obvious. That's fine, we can agree to
disagree. My opinion doesn't matter anyway. Personally, if I shared a
computer, I would be happy to know that the other people can't eavesdrop
me without root access and knowledge of how to tweak the behaviour of
consolekit or hal or whatever actually does the device access control
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